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line with you coming up pretty quickly. thanks so much. thanks. i look forward to it. >> if you want to follow along with me, joaquin or any of the members of the six-pack, you can relate to just about anybody on this team, logon to, and get much more on our fit nation challenge. time to get you back to the cnn newsroom for a quick check of your top stories that are making news right now. good morning, everybody. from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, on this july 2nd, i'm t.j. holmes. thank you for being here. closing arguments in the florida murder trial of casey anthony will likely start tomorrow morning. testimony is done in this case. the court, which has been in session on saturdays, is actually off today, so no trial today. casey anthony, as you know, accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. the prosecution wrapped up the rebuttal phase of the trial
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yesterday and here is how the judge ended the day. >> ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this concludes the presentation of all evidence. we will convene on sunday at 9:00 a.m. for closing arguments and instruction on the law in this case. please remember all of my previous admonitions. in addition to the instructions on behalf of the state? >> or the defense? >> nothing from the defense. >> members of the jury, you may be excused. >> so, after closing arguments, the jury will get the case. we will have much more on what we have seen in the past few days, past few weeks, even, on this case. holly hughs, an attorney helping us out on the coverage of this case, will be here live in studio with my shortly. new video to show you of dominique strauss-kahn, the former head of the international monetary fund, there he is now, smiling as he heads out for a
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night on the town with his wife. this came just hours after a judge released him from house arrest. he, as you remember, is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. the judge, though, ended strauss-kahn's house arrest after prosecutors detailed problems with the accuser's story. cnn's susan candiotti has more on the district attorney's concern. >> reporter: prosecutors laid it out for the judge in court and in a letter to the defense. they said they turned up troubling, outright lies by the maid, some they said she admitted on her own. among them, her story changed about where she was and what she did right after strauss-kahn allegedly assaulted her in his hotel suite. at first she said she waited in the hallway until her supervisor came. she later admitted she cleaned another room and came back to dsk's suite before reporting the incident. the d.a. also says she admitted she lied about a gang rape in a political asylum application,
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and since she admitted faking information to the irs about her dependents and income. >> dominique strauss-kahn is due back in court july 18th. his accuser could face legal penalties or deportation based on the details of her story. minnesota will be an interesting weekend up there. the government is shut down. that could make things tough for people this fourth of july weekend. state parks, highway rest stops, even the zoos are closed because lawmakers could not agree on a budget before their deadline this week. beyond the closures, more than 20,000 state workers laid off. the same battle we're seeing in washington. democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay down the deficit. republicans calling for deep spending cuts instead. canada, playing host this weekend to britain's prince william and his new bride.
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don't they just look fabulous? 21-gun salute in ottawa to welcome the duke and duchess of cambrid cambridge. the royal couple arrived thursday in time to watch most of the canada day festivities. they will be in canada a few more days before they head to california. we turn now to libya where the leader there moammar gadhafi is threatening to take the fight to europe in retaliation for repeated nato air strikes against his forces. nato has also bombed several buildings in the capital of tripoli calling them military targets. here is gadhafi making the threat on libyan state tv. >> translator: people of libya might exceed your houses and offices, your families, all of them will be fair military targets. the same way you turned our offices, our headquarters, our house, our children, you turned them to legitimate military targets. we will treat you the same. i eye for eye, ear for an ear, a drop for a drop. a family for a family, house for
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a house. a headquarter for a headquarter. if we decided, we are able to move to europe like locust, like bees. >> a man who flew across the country without a ticket remains in jail this morning. a federal judge refused to set bail during a hearing yesterday. the suspected stowaway was caught traveling from new york to los angeles using someone else's boarding pass. when he got to los angeles, police let him go. he then tried to board a plane from los angeles to atlanta a few days later using the same trick. he was arrested that time. also, this morning, a live picture, hartsville-jackson international airport in atlanta, georgia, air traffic controllers in atlanta and nationwide are getting new rules in an effort to keep them awake on the job. besides new scheduling guidelines controllers are now being allowed to read or listen to the radio to keep them awake,
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but only when there's not a lot of air traffic. they can also take sick days if they're too tired to work. this all in response to several incidents this year where controllers fell asleep in the tower. controllers are still not allowed to take naps, though, while on break. >> good plan. >> that is a good plan, right? >> especially take naps while you're working. >> how do you like the radio part? >> depends on what they're listening to. seriously, listening to mega death -- you want them to have easy, smooth jazz as planes are landing. >> put them to sleep. >> gis that's true. >> could be freaky. >> let us say good morning to reynolds wolf here now. big holiday weekend. you have the eye on the weather but also fireworks. isn't it illegal --? >> some states, depends on where you are. some states in our country where you can have almost like an arsenal, shoulder rocket missile and hey, fourth of july, let's go. you have to use common sense out there. we tell the story every year of people getting out there being careless and get hurt.
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supposed to be a festive wonderful holiday but people get a little careless, according to the u.s. consumer product safety commission there were three fireworks related deaths and again, it happened all last year. more than 8500 people had to be taken to the emergency room because of firework injuries. some of the tips to prevent things from happening to you or your family. >> and this is amazing to hear 8500 people are injured with fireworks. but here are some of the things. kind of common sense don't allow young children to play with or ignite the fireworks. always have an adult supervise the fireworks activities. sparklers seem innocent enough but can be dangerous as well. burn at high temperatures. be aware of those. never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not fully ignited and keep a bucket of water or a garden hose. >> water has a detrimental effect on fire. >> on fire. >> it's crazy. also be careful, because i'm not joking, i've heard of people getting fireworks thrown at them and the dog -- they're playing a
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fetch game. not good when that happens. >> that's a good point. >> i know you'll have the forecast, the weather coming up, but something people need to see, trying to hit the road on a budget. >> tough times. talking about a trip on a tank, explore some of the greatest things in america, some of the unusual, bizarre, certainly never boring. that's coming up in just a few moments. >> we'll see you in a moment. also to our viewers, georgia, alabama, arizona, tough immigration laws passed in all those states and some are saying they're scaring off farm workers. one state thinks so. felony probationers could be the answer. >> offenders are just like you and i. they need employment to feed their families and i think this program has given them an opportunity to do that. >> all right. you're hearing this right. georgia is testing a program to send probationers to farms. the details next on this "cnn saturday morning." in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience
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>> out of the way. >> this is one demonstration in downtown atlanta this week. they're there protesting georgia's tough new anti-immigration law that went into effect just yesterday. a judge did block a couple of key provisions of that law, but still most of them did go into effect. now at this protest you're seeing here, you heard them chanting, unafraid, undocumented. some of the people say they're in this country illegally and
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they are letting it be known and several were arrested downtown. georgia lawmakers hope the law in part will discourage people in the country illegally from coming to the state. it mate be working. and according to georgia's agriculture commissioner, that may be a problem. >> we have some people call and simply say, i had no workers or i had, you know, one-third of our normal crews that show up. simply said, you know, they were not coming to georgia. i'm focused on trying to find a solution for georgia farmers and for, quite frankly, american producers. >> georgia is trying to help farmers make up for a shortage of workers by connecting them with unemployed people. one thing, these unemployed people also have criminal records. ten-hour days, in 90 degree heat, in july, in south georgia. those are the work conditions
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and this is the work. the kind of work farmers say americans won't do. and can't do. >> it takes skill to do this. you're picking paefrps, pull them off and that's the end of it. >> you have to know which ones to pick, mature and the size and color and so it takes a lot of skill to pick them and know which ones to harvest. >> for every worker you bring in from mexico it would take how many local workers to match the output of that? >> it would take at least three to four. >> reporter: robert is a farmer, part of a $68 billion industry in georgia. he's worried the state's new anti-immigration law is scaring away the skilled work force he depends on. he is also a state legislature. he voted for that anti-immigration bill, knowing full well, it might hurt his family business. >> has there ever been a point you kind of second-guessed that vote? >> absolutely. i just -- it hurts meterbly to
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see some of my farmers not being able to harvest the crop. it's going to make some things more expensive here in the state. with the lack of work force. >> reporter: georgia farmers report they are 11,000 workers short this season. the state floated the idea of having felony probationers fill the jobs. some are already working on farms. >> we're not forcing anyone to take this type of labor. we're simply offering up opportunities for offenders to be employed in the agriculture community where there's a great need right now. it's encouraging, even though small scale at this point. when we started out, it was the first couple days, of course, was rocky in the sense that, you know, you had offenders going into an extremely difficult job. >> reporter: like he says, all peach pickers are not created equal. and even with time and training, probationers won't be able to keep pace. >> you have tried in the past to have local workers out here. didn't go so well. >> it didn't. they just really don't have the
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patience and the incentive to stay here and do the kind of job we need done. >> now, the workers you were seeing there, on his farm r here legally for a guest worker program, called h2 a. the probationers, though, are only working on about two farms so far in georgia. but the state hopes to see that number grow for the fall harvest. at 14 minutes past the hour now, coming up, we are going on the road with reynolds wolf. >> this is one of the many beautiful squares in savannah but i'm not sure what the name of this particular one happens to -- of course. i mean, it all makes sense. of course it does. love it. >> one trip on one tank of gas. we'll see just how far he can go. but first, what if you're going away on vacation for seven days? how many pairs of underwear do you need? that sounds like kind of a
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personal question but it's fascinating in the survey to see how different men and women are. a british on-line travel agency asked more than a thousand people the question, women say in a seven-day trip, they would need ten pairs of underwear. you will not believe and you will even be embarrassed when you hear how many pairs of underwear men would take along for a week-long trip. that's after the break. one log in lets you monitor all of your balances and transfer between accounts, so your money can move as fast as you do. check out your portfolio, track the market with live updates. and execute trades anywhere and anytime the inspiration hits you. even deposit checks right from your phone. just take a picture, hit deposit and you're done. open an account today and put schwab mobile to work for you. ♪ [ male announcer ] what is the future of fuel?
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before the break, i was telling you about this new survey and we learned that women in the survey said that on a seven day vacation, they would take ten pairs of underwear, according to a survey taken by an on-line british travel agency. as i bring in reynolds wolf here the a moment, would you believe, men were asked on a seven day trip, just three. three pairs of underwear. that's all. >> stunned. >> some of these men, we should say, they said that at least half of them here said they would either wash the three pairs of underwear or they would wear a swimsuit most of the time. the other half, we don't know what they do. >> commando. >> it's got to be commando. are you surprised by this? when you think about the sexes, men are neanderthals. >> we're just nasty. >> to my british friends across
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the pond why are you asking this question in the first place? where does this come from? aren't there better questions to ask? how do you ask someone? my favorite people in the whole world, i would never ask you how many pairs. >> i would never ask you that as well. >> that's a lifetime agreement. never come up in conversation ever. >> but you just went on a trip. you didn't have to pack necessarily a bag here. >> yes. >> you're doing a service, people, one tank of gas, how far can you get? >> that's the question. you know what's funny about this, when you go back to just traveling by car, it is -- we've lost something as americans. many people will get into a car, pull out a credit card, and you don't have to speak to a soul. go to a gas station, swipe your card, fill up your tank and keep driving, don't have to say anything to anyone. put on your mp3 player and set it on cruise control and stop. we have fahave taken a trip not from point a to point b, made it into a bit of a vacation, seeing the unusual parts of america off the beaten path and we did it on
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one tank. check it out. >> we're starting a journey from st. mary's georgia, to savannah. i'm not going by myself. i have two other people with me, cnn photo journalist rick, he's behind the camera, we have producer alicia. three friends, one vehicle, one tank of gas. let's hit the road. we were e'on kids. and our first stop on today's trip on a tank is here at cumberland island, georgia. you have the sun, surf, the island, and the manatees. check those guys out. it's not just the animals. we have some incredible ruins here too. maggie tyler of the national park service is here with us. how long have these things have been here. >> built in the 1890s and burned in 1959 and became part of the park service in 1972. >> reporter: it's been around for a long time. speaking of time, it's time for us to keep moving.
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let's go. ♪ let's just keep things in perspective. as we get one step closer to savannah, we're going to see all kinds of neat things, but it's not like we're going to see a giant submarine sticking out of the ground. let's be serious. ♪ i'm speechless. take a look at that. the "uss george bancroft," unbelievable, submarine coming out of the ground in saents mary's, georgia. nothing on this trip on a tank can top that. ♪ actually, it can. we're in woodbine georgia and found this. dead peoples things for sale. wow. alicia, is it open? >> it's shut. >> rick, you want to stick around? let's get back in the car.
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>> breaker one nine. doggy. >> reporter: the journey brings us to saint simons island, georgia, where we've seen these amazing carvings on the tree in the island. the artist put this together as a memorial to the sailors who lost their lives at sea. there are a lot of them and these things are creeping me out. and we are out of here. we decided to take a small break at the smallest church in america. at first glimpse, shocker, it looks small. take a peek inside. watch your head, rick. it's going to -- hello. inside the tiny church our tiny producer. she's 5'1" we're allowed to say she's kind of small. do you feel crowded? >> just right. >> it's right for her, but for me and rick, we're tall so we're going to move on to bigger stories like our big story.
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we finally made it to our destination in savannah, georgia. now we take a look around. let's hop on the old towne trolley. ♪ it is amazing what you'll see when you're moving through this incredible city. just beautiful stuff. den nice is our driver. what is the number one stop for people in savannah is this. >> the number one stop in savannah is forsythe park. >> wow. let's check it out. >> there it is. the incredible fountain here in forsythe square in savannah. it has been an amazing trip from st. mary's to savannah, 200 miles, one tank, one trip and so many sights we were able to see. see you next time down the road. >> okay. travel log here it is, 200 miles, went to six cities, cities these are small towns, costs about $100 to fill up a ford expedition.
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smaller car, you're going to do better. we had a big vehicle with all our gear we took with us. in terms of the overall budget, again the gas we mentioned that, the ferry, you don't have to take one of those, we did, $60, the trolley about $78 or so, you can do a lot of things to shave off the price, food we didn't include that, bring your own, pack a lunch, in terms of hotels you get a variance on that also. >> that was a day trip? >> yes. but you think about it, all these places we stopped, they were fun, they were weird, they were freaky, didn't cost a penny at any of the spots. you can go to a giant amusement park, to these places you see on the map, but it's off the beaten path you're going to find weird things that let us know who we used to be as people, who we are today and what we might become. >> got me thinking about a road trip. >> good times. >> i hate driving. >> good stuff. see more of those from reynolds v a series for us, one tank of gas. see you more a little later on. 23 minutes past the hour, every day a lot of you go through a
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getting close to the bottom of the hour on the cnn saturday morning. big companies from sony to citigroup have had their computer systems hacked recently. you've seen these stories. a lot of customers' private passwords went public. some people make it yees for hackers using obvious passwords like john d. or wildman. some use the password password. mario armstrong has tips on how to make your computer password more secure. mar mario, good to see you as always. we all have about 20 passwords we have to log into. can we start with simply the longer the password the better? >> the longer the password is absolutely better, man. this is really, really important. so much identity theft can happen so easily from having the wrong password. here's the bottom line. georgia institute of technology researchers found they could crack an eight character password in two hours. but for a 12 character password, the same process would take
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17,134 years. so i say, go with at least a ten character password or more to be safe. >> that is a good tip. the other thing, a lot of us just use letters and numbers. that's a bad idea? >> yeah. because there's only 26 letters in the alphabet and numbers, there's only but so many you're going to use in a password, one through all the way up to nine and zero. you want to use numbers, letters and symbols, but also, upper and lower case. that actually matters when doing a password. you have to make this so hard that basically hackers can't use software to crack that code. and the more complexity you put into the password the harder it becomes. >> yeah. the more complexity in there, the harder it becomes and remember. >> to remember. >> we've got -- really, we've got our bank accounts, passwords, we have the stuff at work, hot mail and e-mail, we have credit card things on-line, the bill pay. how are we supposed to keep up
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with all of these passwords? >> yeah. so one way to do it is to create sentences or phrases that are similar, but different, for different services. so, for example, you might want to create a phrase that just says, i love my son five times his birthday. and maybe that's for your e-mail or for certain web accounts and take that same type of phrase but have variations for different accounts. that way it's not the same exact password, but it makes it a little bit easier for you to remember long term. >> no. mario, we are not going to remember that. you know how many things you log into. you are not going to remember all these unless you write them down somewhere. can we keep a file somewhere? should we keep it in our wallet, do something like that? come on, man, you're not going to remember all that stuff. >> you can. t.j., seriously you can remember it if you start to memorize a little bit of a variation. >> stop it. >> all right. i don't know if you don't have enough random access memory in your brian there, but apparently not. maybe you need to flush out old
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memories and replace it with new ones. you bring up a really good point. you can, i wouldn't suggest necessarily writing these down, although i know people that do that, but i would say that you could create what's called a digital wallet and there are software services, ones for free, called key pass x and that way they can store all of your passwords in an encrypted file so you could have access to that when you need it. however, if you want to be safe, i guess you could write them out on a sheet of paper at home. i wouldn't put a document -- i know someone on my family that put a document on their computer and called it a password document. that's not smart. >> i have one of those, mario. i am not kidding you. i have one of those at the house right now, because i am logged on to five different things right now at work. there are -- at least 15 to 20, seriously, at home. >> seriously. >> that's a lot of words, a lot of upper case, lower case, you're saying don't write them down and also we should never,
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ever, use the same password for all these things, no matter how complicated that one password is? >> because, you're only as tron stronk as your weakest link. if you use the password for your bank account as for e-mail, if your e-mail or sony playstation you get hit, they would have the same access or the same information to basically log into your bank account. so definitely on your higher, more security things, you want to think about different passwords. i can understand having some similar ones or variations of similar ones for frivolous things, but those little bits of data, i.d. hackers, can really put together the big picture of you with a little bit of info. >> i have work to do today before we let you go, always good to us here, and certainly hope you think we're good to you as well. >> look at that. >> a moment here and let people see, our mario armstrong picked up an emmy for his work on the maryland public television program "you can afford college" with your son with that image. wanted to show that to our viewers and say congratulations
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to you. we were the first to put you on tv and don't you ever forget it, mario. >> never will, never will. wasn't for you and tanesha, never will. >> good to see you. we'll talk to you soon. you can see him every saturday here, mario armstrong, our digital lifestyle expert, has the scoop on technology for you. we're a little past the bottom of the hour. the casey anthony murder trial, winding down. they're not in court today. they've been going at it more than a month in the courtroom. there's been some emotional testimony as we know, but the closing arguments will begin tomorrow. up next, we'll ask a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor if there are any surprises left? what's this option? that's new.
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we're at 34 minutes past the hour on the cnn saturday morning now. closing arguments in the casey anthony murder trial are set for tomorrow on sunday, she's accused, of course, of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. let me bring in criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor holly hughs a friend of our show on "cnn saturday morning" while this case is going on. wow. first of all explain to folks why are we in court on sunday, the closing arguments? why did he decide to do it tomorrow? >> well, t.j., you know this is a death penalty case, so in death penalty cases especially these really high profile ones we do something called sequestering the jury. that's a nice legal term for locking them up, okay. these poor jurors have been put in a hotel away from their families, they cannot listen to radio, they cannot watch television, they can't read newspapers, they can't go on the
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internet, so essentially, if you think about it, they've got more restrictions than casey anthony, the defendant, who's locked up in jail here. >> judge is trying to get through it? >> the judge is -- he's so sensitive to the needs of these jurors and they don't even have family visitation time. he's saying to the lawyers, let's keep moving, let's get these people back to their families. >> and we talked about when the defense finally rested but the prosecution came back with its rebuttal case, is that really when they made their case? was in the rebuttal case? >> ouch. let's say they rehabilitated their case, okay, because they had a great case up front, very orderly, very strong evidence, even though it's only circumstantial, the defense did manage to create some confusion, i'll give them that. cindy anthony got on the stand and from all the evidence we saw lied, perjurered herself, she's trying to save her daughter's life. what the prosecution had to do was clean up the mess, clean up the confusion, take it all away and they did that so
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effectively. >> you said she got up there and lied. >> oh, yeah. >> what was she lying about? >> she lied about the most important thing in the case and that is the chloroform searchs, done on the home computer in the casey anthony house. they all lived together, george, cindy, casey, lee, all in that house. lee wasn't there at the time, but he still had a key to come and go. somebody did 84 searchs for chloroform on that home computer. prosecution says this is the premeditation, there were searches for neck breaking, household weapons, how to make household weapons. ruptured spleen. all kinds of really nefarious searches. prosecution says that's the premeditation. she was trying to look up ways to chloroform her daughter, get rid of her daughter. when her mama cindy took the stand and said i did those searches. >> here's the problem. when they got up for the rebuttal case, they could actually show where mom cindy was actually logged in at work on her computer when she claims she was making those searches
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and they have the exact evidence. they have that forensic evidence. they can pull off the computer. they know when it was happening. >> absolutely. this isn't like she was working at burger king and somebody else used her log in. cindy anthony, casey's mom, worked for genteva, a health care in the company. everybody knows what hippa is. we know those medical companies are regulated by the federal government, a publicly traded company, and there are all types of rules, regulations, federal and otherwise, so she was on her computer at work, she being cindy, casey's mom, updating patient files with her own secret log-in and secret password. there's no doubt it was her. >> one other thing before i let you go here, even if the jury gets this case, closing arguments tomorrow, jury gets the case, they come back and give whatever veshlgts, say they do find her guilty, their work is not done. >> oh, no. this is what we call in the law a bifur cated proceeding, fancy word for two parts. all it means. once they decide the guilt or
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innocence f there is a first-degree murder conviction, we do a whole other mini trial, a second part, and that's where the state puts on what we call aggravators and then the defense will get up and put up mitigators. that means the prosecution will go first and say this is so horrible, so aggravating to the conscience, so offensive, to murder a 2-year-old child in the heinous nature and that's why we want the death penalty. they'll make that argument. the defense will have the opportunity to come behind it, mitigating means not so bad, all the things they think should save casey's life, they'll put up her parents to cry and beg. >> how long could that last? >> probably about a day, maybe a day and a half max. >> another thing here, were you able to see this, this juror -- not a juror, spectator, spectator caught on camera making an obscene gesture during the trial, ended up with a six-day jail sentence. he's in the back, trying to do it on the sly. we got to blur that part out. there he is, the guy has now
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been sentenced to jail. he's 28-year-old matthew bartlett, flipping the bird in the courtroom. the judge called him up to answer for his actions. listen to this. >> what is that symbol that you are projecting with your fing s fingers? >> using my middle finger and i am sorry. >> okay. and what does that mean, sir? when you extend one's middle finger? >> that the "f" word to someone. >> what does it mean to you, sir? not to some, but to you? >> no. to use that, the "f" word to someone. >> and who were you extending the finger to, sir? >> mr. ashton. >> and what -- what was mr. ashton doing at that time, sir? >> i don't know.
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>> court was in session, was it not? >> yes, it was. >> you know, why not? it's been a wild, wacky case. one more thing to throw in there. bartlett, he is spending the holiday weekend in jail. it has happens to be his birthday he'll be spending in jail. he was born on the fourth of july. i don't know if there are any more surprises, possibly, but let's hope not. holly hughs, always good to have you. >> thanks so much. >> we'll be talking to her again, i'm sure, tomorrow. going on today, in monaco, the second big royal wedding of the year. grace kelly's son, prince albert, is finally getting married. after the break, why some media outlets say his bride tried to bail. start with soup then have salad and biscuits followed by 1 of 7 delicious entrees and finish with something sweet all for just $15. right now at red lobster.
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just go to paris to buy shoes? >> isn't that a convenient excuse, you women use that excuse. >> exactly. people in the royal household in monaco are saying she went to paris to buy shoes. the other concern that this lovely lady, charlene wittstock, her serene highness, maybe bolted because she heard that prince albert may, and this is all alleged, had a third illegitimate child. we know she has two. >> she was well aware. >> well aware of the two. rumor has it there may be a third. he's been a busy prince, prince albert, but great relief that he is finally getting married. he's 53 and the idea is he will provide an heir to the principality. right now, what you have is his sister caroline is the heir presumptive, not the heir apparent, should anything happen to him, she will become the head of the principality of monaco. the idea is let there be an heir. but you know, they haven't had
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such good luck. think about it. the beautiful wedding of prince ses grace kelly, that was magnificent and beautiful and then unfortunately you know, she had this demise in a car accident, and look at that beautiful dress she's wearing and some say that the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton, copied that dress. have a look at it. now your wedding dress knowledge has increased incrementally over the last few days. that is said to have been the inspiration for catherine middleton. >> they had a civil ceremony yesterday, smaller one. >> today is the lavish wedding. it's going to cost something like $80 million. >> in monaco, a country of 35,000 people. >> it's actually about 8,000 people, but about 35,000 people will be attending the wedding. >> goodness. >> they say this is going to be a grand affair. >> all right. we will be dipping into that and keeping an eye on it. >> royal visitors. >> nadia bilchik, another royal
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wedding to tell people about. thank you so much. what an awkward turn i have to make now to divorce. maria shriver, officially filed for divorce from arnold schwarzenegger. those papers were filed friday in los angeles superior court. a couple announced their separation back in may after the former california governor admitted fathering a child with a household employee. shriver, who is a kennedy family heiress and schwarzenegger have been married for 25 years. now michele bachmann has her bus tanked up and ready to roll across iowa today. we've got a live report from iowa city on her campaign blitz. that's next.
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13 minutes to the top of the hour on this cnn saturday morning. michele bachmann is spending the day talking to voters in iowa. the republican presidential candidate is boarding a bus to make several stops across that state and our political producer shannon travis in iowa city this morning, site of the first stop of the bachmann bus tour. good morning to you. looks like she's doing the traditional thing, got to stop at those diners. >> that's right, t.j. you can't effectively run a campaign for president without coming here to iowa. today she has five stops across the state. you know on monday, she started her presidential campaign, announced her presidential campaign on monday here. today she kicks off her bus tour. she's got five stops, as i mentioned a moment ago, including a tea party rally in des moines at the state capital, as well as throwing out the first pitch at an iowa baseball game later this evening, it t.j. the first stop as you mentioned is right here at the blue bird diner in iowa city. patrons who are gathered right now, drinking coffees, chatting.
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i've been chatting with a few of them, anticipating michele bachmann coming in. we expect her in about ten minutes or so and just so happens, t.j., to have three diners right here with me, one an independent, the other two are republicans. we've got peggy wright, who is the independent, bruce and bob. and i just wanted to -- we were talking a moment ago, peggy, about why you're here and hope to hear from michele bachmann. >> i'm curious as to what she has to say about the current political situation. learn a little bit more about her. >> and bruce, you were saying that you -- even though you're a republican, that you're still open-minded, trying to hear all the ideas from the different candidates? >> absolutely. you know, being in iowa, we get to see everybody come through here. it's really an opportunity for us to, you know, tell the nation what do we think and who these candidates are to us. >> and bob, being an iowan, do you think michele bachmann has a bit of a leg up, since she was, a, born here and is from a neighboring state?
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>> no. i think it's a level playing field for anybody that wants to come to iowa. and we certainly appreciate all the candidates that come here. spending their time and money. as well as you tv people, we like it when you come. >> there you have it, t.j. a bunch of anxious voters waiting for michele bachmann to come in. we expect her any moment. >> you tv people, i assure you, we don't hear that a lot folks. that's good to hear. somebody likes to see us there. shannon, thank you. we'll be checking in with shannon in a little bit. also coming up, michael vick, the quarterback who went to prison for dog fighting, just landed a huge endorsement deal. after the break, i'll tell you who just signed the eagles number 7. introducing the schwab mobile app.
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>> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru.
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our good friend ray dell less yo here, hln sports. >> long time no see. >> been a little while. how is it, michael vick, paid his debt to society, right? now he's getting endorsement deals. not just any deal we're talking about now. >> let's go back to august of 2007, t.j. after vick admitted to, you know, having ties to illegal dog fighting ring, nike dropped him as an endorser. they had a great relationship, his products were some of the biggest sellers for nike. they signed him his rookie season in 2001. they dropped him when the dog fighting thing came out. nike feels vick has done what he
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needs to do in order to, you know, begin rehabilitating his image. he's taking all the right steps trying to make good. so they have now since resigned him. no terms of the deal have been announced, but michael vick now back in the good graces of nike as an official endorser of the products. >> how has this been received so far? >> there's mixed reactions. no matter what michael vick does, let's face it, t.j., there's going to be those people who think the guy should be banned for life from sports, banned from anything in life in general for what he did and then others fans, and people like myself, like you, who say you know what, the man paid his time, he went to prison, was not easy time, it was hard time, went to prison and he's taking those steps. if he has another setback you would be critical. >> last year on the field -- >> comeback player of the year. >> comeback player of the year. we'll see what happens this season if they ever get the deal worked out in the nfl. >> they will. i have faith. >> move to one other, how can it be a good thing to get cracked upside the head by a golf ball? it's a good thing here.
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saved the guy's life. >> talking about pga golfer sean o'hare. playing in a golf tournament, hits an errant tee shot. chris logan the fan's name. logan immediately goes to the hospital. while they're checking him for a concussion, they notice a lump in his throat and said you need to get that checked out. the lump was thyroid cancer. thyroid cancer. basically sean o'hare credited for saving this man's life in a round about way. that's a picture of them meeting for the first time. sean o'hare went up to him and said i'm sorry for hitting you with the golf ball but i guess it was a good thing at the same time and logan, he was thrilled to meet his idol and the fact that this guy saved his life. >> that's an incredible story. >> and the best thing about it is, logan is cancer-free. >> incredible story. >> really is. >> glad you brought that to us. we're going to see you again this morning? >> absolutely. >> thank you as always. >> close to the top of the hour here. do you have in your 401(k) some of the year's best performing
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looking for the year's best performing stocks. before the break we were telling you about three of the top five. aetna, dean foods and el paso corporation. the top two, though, the second best performing stock of 2011 is cabbot oil and gas. stock has risen 59% helped by higher energy prices and the top performing stock of the year so far is national semiconductor, texas instruments offered $6.5 billion in cash for the company earlier this year, causing the stock to jump 79% since january. and we're coming up on the top of the hour on this "cnn
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saturday morning." good morning on july 2nd. i'm t.j. holmes. the florida murder trial of casey anthony is close to being in the hands of the jury. she, of course, accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, both sides have wrapped up testimony. we are covering this case for you this morning. shawn lavin has been watching the proceedings for us in orlando and joined by holly hughes, an attorney in atlanta with me in just a moment. shawn, let me start with you and talk about the schedule essential essential essentially. they wrapped up when yesterday and their enot in court today, even though we've seen them on most saturdays? >> yeah. they wrapped up yesterday afternoon. just because they're not in court does not mean both sides are not working hard. the judge gave them the time off so they could prepare for the crucial closing arguments. those are going to start tomorrow about 8:30, 9:00 in the morning, both sides will give their closing arguments. after that the judge will read the jury some instructions and the jury will go into deliberations.
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theoretically we could have a verdict tomorrow. that's not likely. the court is prepared to go into the fourth of july and let them deliberate as long as they need until they can decide if casey anthony is guilty of first degree murder. >> holly hughes, an attorney with me in studio, hear about this wrapping up, not likely necessarily that they would get a verdict tomorrow after the closing arguments. how many more surprises could there be? is this really it tomorrow? >> [ inaudible ]. old saying from the movie "jaws" just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, just when you think it's safe to go back in the courtroom, any crazy thing can happen. you know, judge perry has done his best to move this along and be respective of the jurors in their schedules, so yeah, i think we are going to see the closings tomorrow. but they're going to take a couple hours. i think we're going to have closings in the morning, a lunch
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break, they'll come back, he'll have to charge them on the law. they're probably not going to start deliberating until about 2:00. i think we're going to see them come back want to continue to deliberate on the fourth of july. we might have a verdict by about wednesday or thursday after they've had a chance to go through all this evidence. >> good call or bad call, holly? everybody was debating about it, should she take the stand? something you were discussing with me downstairs, before we came up here for the newscast is they put a much greater burden on themselves, the defense, when they introduced this theory of how the child actually died. caylee actually died. but wasn't it casey, isn't she the only person who can prove that theory by getting on the stand and saying this is what happened. >> that's right. as we know in criminal cases, it is the prosecution, the state, that has the burden of proof, beyond a reasonable doubt. the defense doesn't have to say or do anything. and, there's actually a jury charge, t.j., where the judge says, you can not hold it
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against the defendant for not testifying. you cannot draw any inference, harmful or hurtful, if she maintains her constitutional right to silence. what they did was they shifted that burden on themselves, they put up all these wild accusations that george molested her and roy kronk is morally bankrupt and lee molested. all this craziness. they didn't prove it. she was the only one that could have done it. it fell flat. they ant argue it in closing. the jury is going to be angry because they're going to feel like not only is the defendant a proven liar but her attorney lied to them as well. >> does he really have to knock it out of the park, the defense attorney, in closing? can he even -- i mean in these type of cases how much of a difference does a closing argument make after a month of testimony? >> i tell you what, these are exactly the cases where it's crucial because the jury has had a month of testimony. it's been so long since they've heard the state's case.
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everything is scattered. it's drawn apart. these are crucial times. these attorneys state and defense, need to get up and stitch all of those pieces back into a cohesive picture for the jury. and you know, you nailed it, t.j., he just does not need a home run here, it's got to be a grand slam. it has got to be out of the park. to even get one juror to think there's reasonable doubt and then at least he hangs it. >> and sean lavin, our report in orlando for us, one quick thing to you since you are seeing what's happening outside of the courthouse, we have seen all kinds of madness over the past month of this trial, now that it's wrapping up, are you seeing more activity, more people stopping by to take a look, just what is it like outside the courthouse? >> well, the court had to take some measures to stop things from getting out of control, because we had people waiting in line all hours of the night. they would come up before midnight, to stand in line to get a ticket here in court.
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the court changed the policy so now people wait during the day, it's safer. we don't have the crazy crowds we used to. we have an orderly line. more media, more bystanders to take pictures of the courthouse so we don't have the craziness we saw a couple weeks ago when people were fighting literally for a spot this courtroom. >> it was ugly for a while. the craziness has been confined to inside the courtroom it seems for the last few days. sean lavin in orlando, holly hughes in studio with me, always good to have you as well. sean, thank you so much. we'll turn now at five minutes past the hour, new video of dominique strauss-kahn, the former head of the international monetary fund. this is him smiling as he heads out for a night on the town with his wife. this scene came last night just hours after a judge released him from house arrest. he's accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid, but the judge in this strauss-kahn house arrest after prosecutors detailed problems with his accuser's story. inconsistencies with that
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story are now complicating this case. here is how "in session" contributor sunny hostin described the prosecution's concerns. >> the problem here is that the prosecution would have to put her on the witness stand to prove its case, and if you read the letter that they did send to the defense team, it is clear that she has made so many errors in judgment, in terms of the stories that she has told, that it would be very, very difficult to put her on the witness stand and she would not be able to withhold, really, cross-examination. i think unfortunately, even if there was a sexual assault here, this case is going nowhere. >> dominique strauss-kahn is due back in court july 18th. meanwhile his accuser could face legal penalties or even deportation based on the details of her story. we turn now to the libyan leader who is vowing to, quote, move the battle to europe. friday, moammar gadhafi vowed
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libya would retaliate for nato's bombing mission. his message was broadcast in tripoli's green square as well as on state television. this morning from state, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said gadhafi should step down from power. also a man who flew across the u.s. without a ticket, remains in jail this morning. a federal judge refused to set bail during a hearing yesterday. the suspected stowaway was caught traveling from new york to los angeles using somebody else's boarding pass. when he arrived in los angeles police let him go. he tried to board a plane from los angeles to atlanta a few days later, using the same trick. he was arrested that time. turn to minnesota now where for the second time in six years, signs like these are posted on state office buildings. minnesota's state government is shut down. shut down a minute after midnight friday morning because the republican-controlled legislature and democratic governor could not agree on a budget.
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more than 20,000 state employees are now laid off because of the shutdown. let me bring in our reynolds wolf to check out some video, but also explain this to me. reynolds y you're my actually lightning expert. you and i talk about lightning probably more than we should, but this is a scene in chicago. the willis tower, excuse me, but this was last night. oh, no thursday night, reynolds. looks like the tower is being struck. >> t.j., in the various conversations that you and vi had -- i have had over the phone talking about the beauty and splends dor of lightning and how incredible it can be, you're right. there is a chance we might see more of a chance of thunderstorms erupt over the great lakes today and mother nature providing a little bit of firework action on her own. that coming up in a few moments and the heat wave that continues to control much of the southern half of the u.s. and fire weather in parts of the four corners, rough going for the firefighters, low humidity,
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strong winds, later on today, t.j. >> willis tower. willis tower. >> that's right. >> it's hard to get rid of the other sears tower. >> you're perplexed because you're into the lightning facts, a lightning fan forever and it's right up your alley -- >> and again, the lightning capital of the u.s. is where? >> along the i-4 corridor in central florida. >> appreciate you as always. talk to you again shortly. >> nine minutes past the hour. almost over as soon as it began. authorities in greece turned back a u.s. ship bound for gaza, only ten minutes after it left port. cnn was on board. we'll show you what happened and talk to the activists on board after the break. r, we take our showers with it. we make our coffee with it. but we rarely tap its true potential and just let it be itself. flowing freely into clean lakes, clear streams and along more fresh water coast line than any other state in the country.
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12 minutes past the hour now. greece has stopped a u.s. ship carrying american activists from sailing to gaza. the greek coast guard intercepted the "audacity of hope" the name of it only ten minutes after it left port yesterday. the ship is part of a flotilla of ships in greek ports. they want to sail to gaza.
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cnn's phil black was on board. >> reporter: the moment the boat moved the passengers started to celebrate. >> "the audacity of hope" has set sail. >> reporter: the "audacity of hope" one of ten protest boats hoping to sail from greece to gaza to challenge israel's blockade of that palestinian territory. the greek authorities have refused to give the flotilla vessels permission to sail. this u.s. registered boat was making a break for it. >> for the last year been working for this minute, to be sailing, sailing, sailing, it's a thrill beyond belief. >> reporter: on board, five crew, around ten journalists, including our cnn team, and 36 activists. heady is one of them, 86 years old, as a young girl she escaped the holocaust. her family did not survive.
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>> as we were leaving i had a huge lump in my throat and bubbles in my stomach. i can't believe it we're on our way. >> reporter: a greek coast guard patrol boat was in pursuit, quickly catching up and forcing the protest boat to stop. because of radio problems, the two captains spent the next three hours yelling at each other across the water. >> you are not allowed. >> no, that's not right. we have been surveyed to be safe. >> reporter: the activists began to despair. >> i'm hurting. i'm sad. i'm angry. i want to go to gaza. >> reporter: the u.s. boat refused to turn back, so the greeks called in backup. a team of armed commandos, boarded the patrol boat and aimed their weapons at the
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activists. >> your mothers don't want you to hurt us. >> from your daughter, from your child. >> reporter: they begged, chanted and sang. ♪ we are singing singing for >> reporter: but the men in black were unmoved, offered a choice, comply or they would take the boat by force. the "audacity of hope" followed the coast guard back to port. >> the confrontation should be with israel on the commandos and not the greek commandos. >> reporter: some of the activists were devastated. others, including pulitzer price winning author alice walker, insisted this was a win. >> i'm feeling extremely happy because i wanted to be sure the people of gaza would know we made a movement toward them. >> reporter: while all of this was happening the greek government, which formally opposes israel's blockade of gaza, announced it would not let the flotilla sail because its mission was too dangerous. the activists say greece is
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being bullied by israel. the passengers aboard the "audacity of hope" expected there would be a mission to stop them, a confrontation. they thought it would be with the israeli defense force and hoped it would take place a lot closer to gaza. phil black, cnn, off the coast of greece. all right. a quarter past the hour now. a billion dollar industry just got bigger. same-sex couples in new york are not the only ones smiling about the new law that makes their marriages legal.
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at 19 minutes past the hour now. the number of people living in states that allow same-sex marriage essentially doubled last week when new york made those unions legal. that means the billion dollar wedding industry just got bigger. christine is co-founder and editor in chief of "equally wed" magazine, an on-line magazine for people who are trying to get married. same-sex couples who want to get married. i want to make sure i'm describe describing it correctly. >> that's correct. >> you have a strong presence in new york people checking out your on-line magazine. what happened after new york
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made same-sex marriage legal? >> we had a huge spike in advertisers and also in facebook users and readers as well, just, you know, first let me start out by saying there are many gay couples across the country that consider themselves already happily married and have had their weddings even though they don't have the marriage certificate to go with it. there are plenty of gay couples that don't feel like they can get married and have that wedding until it's legal in their state. because of that, we had a spike of different readers coming on to keep -- well now i can get married. let me figure out how to plan my wedding. >> let me go back to that point. a lot of people consider themselves, have ceremonies, might not have the paperwork from the state. you and your partner are in that group as well. >> we are, yes. >> you had a ceremony. i've talked to you before on the air. do you all plan on going to new york? >> we do. we definitely plan on going to new york. that's where we got engaged and so we have -- has a special place in our heart. we won't have, you know, a huge over-the-top wedding like we did
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already, but we are certainly going to go and get that piece of paper and then have a celebration with our friends and family. >> are you hearing a lot of that from certainly some of your readers and the on-line magazine, when new york did this, all right, we're going to new york. >> right. absolutely. you know, i think it's for a lot of different reasons. there's -- new york has, you know, a place in our hearts because of, you know, stonewall, it's certainly not the birth of gay pride, but it is a huge place in our hearts for that, and then also statute of liberty, ellis island and then also 9/11, i think we all became new yorkers at that time. i think we just as a country have a connection to new york like no other state. >> and help people understand who might not know, forgive me if this sounds like a silly question, a lot of people might have it, are gay weddings like any other wedding you've essentially been to, a cake, somebody walking down the aisles, the dress, the same? >> the same thing. only difference is the gender of the two people standing at the
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altar. >> now do advertisers even have to -- do you have people i guess caters and different things like that who necessarily, forgive the expression, cater for gay weddings or a lot of people are just wedding planners coming to you and saying we have services you might need? >> or we have, you know, i guess it's three varieties, the gay and wedding planning businesses, that specialize in gay weddings, and straight wedding planning businesses that cater to both and then we have different, you know, like those coming to us saying we only do same sex ceremonies, how can i get in front of the community? >> how soon is your wedding? how soon are you going up? >> well, it could be, you know, the end of july, but maybe the end of the year. >> so soon? >> son, yes. >> and just had twins. >> just had twin boys in march. >> 3 1/2 months. >> yes. >> you probably don't appreciate coming to the studio getting a little break. >> it was wonderful. thank you for having me. >> so good to see you again. >> thank you so much. i'm sure we'll be talking to you
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again down the road. christine, again, it's >> thank you. >> thank you so much. we're 22 minutes past the hour now. a lot of people out there, you may be thinking about buying a car,, come up with a list of the biggest ripoffs to listen out for. how about this one. this car is perfect. trust me. you heard that before? if you are counting on the salesman to find the best car for you, you're probably in trouble. if you hear this, sorry, but your credit is awful. actually you need to understand your own score before you go to the dealer. the best approach is to have your financing arranged before you walk out the door. if you hear this one, check out the low monthly payment, they are coming after you on this one. easy to shrink a monthly payment if you stretch out the loan over years. a long loan means more interest and probably end up owing more than it's worth if you try to trade or sell that car. one big question a lot of sales people will ask you, the wrong answer will cost you. that question is next. >> so, ah, your seat good?
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got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok?
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just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. before the break we were telling you about the biggest car buying ripoff lines at the dealership. this is the question if you hear this one, it could cost you a lot of money. if that salesman says to you, what if something goes wrong? this is where you get the pitch about the extended warranty, but the thing is, most cars these days come with warranties that cover the biggest expenses,
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engine, transmission, cover that for five to ten years, about everything else covered for three years. probably get rid of the car before you need any extended warranty. hope that helps you out. maybe as you go to do some car buying this weekend, big weekend for that, big weekend for, i don't know, beaches and barbecues and beer and all that stuff. >> yeah. all kinds of stuff. i mean not all at the same time or maybe some of the things at the same time. should be a great weekend for a lot of people. it's going to be bad for a lot of others out working in parts of the desert southwest and in parts of new mexico where battling the blazes in albuquerque into el paso, texas. very dry. in los alamos the fire situation there has been just brutal. 5% contained this time. nearly 100,000 acres scorched by this point at the southern end of the mountains has been a brutal time out there. the men and women battling this fire working so hard around the clock. looks like los alamos, the city itself, for now appears safe and that is the good news. what brutal conditions, low
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humidity, strong winds through the weekend, certainly will not help. let's go back to the weather forecast. planning on going outside to atlanta, georgia, having a comfortable day might need help too. drink plenty of water. 94 degrees the high, 85 in new york, boston with 79, 92 in chicago, 86 in billings, 95 in salt lake city, 80 san francisco and 78 in los angeles. now, it is going to be warm for you in chicago, but you may get a stray shower or two that might cool you down. the reason why you can see the stray shower pretty simple, this frontal boundary, the storm system cruising through parts of the great lakes, storms possible through the afternoon hours. detroit you might get a rumble of thunder too, eventually pushing its way to the northeast through the empire state of new york and keystone state of pennsylvania. hazy, hot and humid in the southeast, plenty of sunshine for much of california and into oregon. seattle a different story, could see some showers before the day is out. that is a wrap on your forecast, t.j. let's head it back to you. there you go.
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>> thanks so much. close to the bottom of the hour. one of the world's most powerful men enjoying his freedom today. former international monetary fund chief dominique strauss-kahn, has been released from house arrest. the judge ordered it. the prosecutors are saying they are not sure they believe the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪ ♪ hah
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look at the stories making headlines this morning. in florida closing arguments in the casey anthony trial will likely start tomorrow morning. court is off today. she, of course, accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. casey never took the stand in her own defense. the trial has lasted some six weeks. the former head of the international monetary fund is enjoying his first day


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